You wants to SCUBA?

Feb 20, 2011 10 Comments

My last big hurrah in Australia, the ever fabulous scuba dive. Having never learned, since uh duh I live in Denver, I decided to learn while in OZ. What better place than the most famous reef in the world? It was touch and go for awhile what with Category 5 Cyclone Yasi (yes it’s the […]

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I stand corrected

Feb 09, 2011 2 Comments

Perth has a rockstar transit system and the trains are fabulous. I took one as far south as I got get, into a town called Mandurah. It’s mainly known for it’s Venetian Canals that run throughout the city.  Now I’ve been to Venice. It’s my favorite place on earth and I gotta say I was […]

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Jan 29, 2011 2 Comments

Kangaroos are adorable. Seriously adorable. I always knew they were cute but up close? Forget about it! I joined up with this tour that was going to the Moonlit Conservatory Park as well as a penguin walk. Now the Conservatory is not exactly wild animals but it is close. And more aptly they advertise that […]

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I want to know!

Jan 21, 2011 6 Comments

The first person who can tell me what this animal is wins a souvenir of your choice! They’re cute and fluffy and come out at night. They climb trees and eat the leaves. I want to know what they are and I’m too lazy to look it up. [ how does viagra work | viagra […]

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Would you like a gift shop with that?

Jan 21, 2011 4 Comments

I love a good aquarium! They’re always so much fun and they bring out the kid in all of us! I decided I needed a little pick-me-up yesterday and so I spent several hours in the Melbourne Aquarium with the 500 children there on school field trips. I do have the best ability to choose […]

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Hindsight is a beautiful thing

Jan 06, 2011 2 Comments

Penguins are adorable. No joke. They have the ability to turn grown men into giggling little school girls as evidenced by the blue penguin colony. Sadly this colony you had to pay $25 to get into the grandstand viewing area and then on top of that, they don’t allow photographs! I was willing to try […]

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Death Hill + Penguins

Jan 06, 2011 No Comments

Next time I will believe the i-site lady. Next time I will wear more layers. Next time I will bring more snacks! Oamaru is home to two different wild penguin colonies: the yellow-eyed and the blue penguin. The yellow-eyed come in from the ocean about two hours before sunset. I decided to head there first. […]

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Call me Ishmael

Jan 01, 2011 1 Comment

Whale-chasing, not whale-watching. That’s what they should call this game. Here’s how it works: Since they have boats running all day, they know when a particular whale started it’s dive and approx how long it will be down there. They drive the boat out into the ocean and stop over where the dive started. Then […]

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